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Randomly Generate Weak Passwords

I was at a client’s site looking for more contract work when the manager of the department started telling me about their great IT security website on their Intranet. She clicks on their random generator password page and shows me how you can generate a block of “approved” passwords, sanctioned by their security department. At the top of the page, a banner read: Select a Strong Password!

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Throw Password Rules Under the Bus?

I ran across Tom Olzak’s post where he quotes from an SANS article by Daniel Wesemann, Password rules: Change them every 25 years. I disagree with both of them on a few points.

First, Olzak notes in his introductory paragraph that

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Quote of the Strong (Get Permission)

Since I started Quote of the Weak, I haven’t heard that many good quotes we can share a chuckle over. So, in contrast, here’s a great quote of the strong:

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Filed under Audit, Security